The reason salt gained its reputation is because it is rich in highly processed industrial foods. "That's where most of your salt is," says Lipman. In fact, the American Heart Association (AHA) finds that people consume more than 3,400 milligrams of sodium per day – the recommended amount for reference is no more than 2,300 milligrams (mg) per day – and most of it comes from processed, packaged foods, not what you sprinkle on at the table.
Since these processed foods are already linked to metabolic disorders (which is related to heart-related concerns), it makes sense why salt is hesitant. But it's not so much about limiting the salt itself – we should stop the processed garbage that contains these ripples on ripples of sodium.
"If you're not eating (ultra-processed foods), some Himalayan salt isn't bad at all," adds Lipman. “Your salt intake is usually too high because of all of the processed foods. Once you get rid of that, salt won't be a problem anymore. “Better focus on good quality salt and he says you're ready: Himalayan salt is full of minerals (including iron, zinc, and magnesium) and Lipman considers sea salt and Redmond salt to be good quality too. "If you want to use salt, use decent salt," he adds. "